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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street I Lincoln, Illinois

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Tracy Welch at 7:00 p.m., with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Alderman Greg Miller, Ward 1

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Shane Remmert - CMT

Absent:

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Ward 2

Presiding:

Mayor Tracy Welch

 

Swearing in of Fire Fighters Kyle Patridge and Damion Larson - Completion of Probationary Fire Fighter.

This item was stricken from the agenda and will be placed on the regular agenda for next week.

Swearing in of Chance Torchia Probationary Fire Fighter.

This item was stricken from the agenda and will be placed on the regular agenda for next week.

Presentation from the Department of Juvenile Justice. Heidi Mueller (DJJ), Bill Peyton (DJJ), Randell Barbie (DJJ), Melissa Porter (COB), Stetzen Fleming (DOB), Tim Weber (Cordogan Clark

& Associates), Dustin Erikson (Terra Engineering)

Bill Peyton spoke first and shared that the DJJ is very excited for this project and will need to partner with many in the community, including education, for this to be successful. There are four cottages on the LDC property that will be remodeled and will house up to 30 youth ranging in the age of 13-20.  This will be the 1st location for DJJ in central Illinois.  All four cottages will be annexed in to the city.  Two will be used for housing and two will be used for offices/administration and therapy functions.  There will also be a new building built for multipurpose.

These buildings will be separated by State Street which means staff will have to transfer kids back and forth across the street. DJJ had looked into underground tunnels and overhead walkways to eliminate these safety issues.  They feel the best plan is to eliminate that section of State Street (approx. 495 feet). A 4 way intersection will be constructed at S. College and W. Kickapoo. Cars traveling to the South on State St will then turn left onto W. Kickapoo, then right onto College St and be routed down and around back to S. State St.

DJJ will give any utilities easements for maintenance. A portion of land will be donated back to the City. 1060 feet of new road will be installed. There will be job local opportunities as well.

DJJ is asking for permission from the Council to move forward with this project. This item will placed on the regular agenda.

Public Comment:

Kathy Moore was present to address her concern of the house next door to hers at 1017 Tremont. She says the house is full of mold from a tree that had fallen through the roof. The surrounding neighbors are concerned for their health.

This property is owned by the Logan County Trustees because the taxes have not been paid. Mayor Welch has a contract in had from the Logan County Trustees for the city to purchase this property for the minimum bid. Mr. Woodhall is collecting demo bids. The legal process that needs to be followed will begin and the city hopes to get the situation resolved as soon as possible.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilley invoice for Union Street Pump Station in the amount of $1,596.69.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

L.  Keeley Construction Pay Application #8 for Union Street Pump Station in the amount of $496,725.81.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Plocher Construction Pay Application #15 for CSO Improvements in the amount of $661,335.00.

This project is nearing the end.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Request to Permit from Kathie Williams for road closure on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM for the Annual Winter Wonderland Festival Tree Lighting Ceremony.

This item will be placed on the Consent Agenda.

Request to Permit from Logan County Tourism for Street Closure on Thursday December 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM for the annual Christmas Parade which will begin at 6:30 PM. ***Previous approved request details have been changed.

There was a conflict for the overflow parking for the floats to be stationary and the cars drive through, so it is reverting back to a traditional parade.

This item will be placed on the Consent Agenda.

 

Request to Permit from Salvation Army on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm on sidewalk in front of Integrity Data at both ends of Kickapoo. Integrity Data Staff along with volunteers will ring bell along with trumpet playing Christmas Music.

This item will be placed on the Consent Agenda.

Appointment of Sgt. Joseph Meister to Deputy Chief of Police.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Resolution approving the content of certain Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City Council May 17, 2021, June 21, 2021, June 29, 2021, June 29, 2021.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Resolution approving the content of certain Executive Session Meeting Minutes of the City Council August 10, 2021, October 4, 2021, October 12, 2021, October 26, 2021.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Resolution Amendment #1 to Budget Resolution F.Y. 2021-2022.

Revenue was received in the amount of $919,244. 74 from the grant from the American Rescue Grant. A recommendation from the Economic Development Commission was received for the use of $65,000 of that money towards grants.

This also contains loan proceeds of $95,092.00 for the purchase of a dump truck. More information on this item later in the meeting.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Amendment #1 Amending Appropriation Ordinance F.Y. 2021-2022.

This item contains the same information as the previous item. This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Approval of Financing Agreement for New 2022 Dump Truck and Snow Plow

Superintendent Landers provided a memo to the council for the Dump Truck. There were no questions from the council.

Treasurer Conzo explained that the city will finance $95,092.00 of the cost of the truck, with the remaining funds coming from the Street Department budget.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Request for Special Use Permit at 708/716 Woodlawn Road.

This permit is for a drive through at the New Tremont Bank on Woodlawn Rd. These two parcels will be combined to an address of 710 Woodlawn. During the Planning Commission there was public comment regarding concern of drainage off of this property once digging begins. Plans have been discussed and will be implemented to alleviate this concern.

This item will be placed on the Regular Agenda.

Announcements:

  • Installation of Fiber Optic lines for internet in Permits are in place and the company plan to break ground this month.
  • Reminder that sewer rates for the following year are determined on your water usage during the months of Oct, Nov and Residents should try to conserve water as much as they can during those months.
  • Leaf burning is only permitted during certain
  • The 2nd week of leaf pickup is this The LWF is currently open Wed through Sunday.

 

Adjournment:

 

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Hoelfe motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderwoman Horn. All were in favor. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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